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Garden Fest

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October 26 at St. Lawrence Church in Duluth at 5:30 p.m.

Our fantastic fall tradition returns-with the Versatile Onion!

Click here for a registration form.

This year's event features a surprise local chef who will share terrific ways to prepare onion dishes.

Horticulturist, Bob Olen will explore the history, cultivation, and storage of onion.

Attendees will be able to sample onion dishes prepared by the Extension Master Gardeners.

All registrants receive the 2017 Garden Fest Recipe Book and Resource Guide.

Cost is $25

For more info call 218-733-2870

Register and pay online here

Extension Master Gardener Program 

Application Now Available

Applications are due October 2, 2017

The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to educate and inform people in their communities about horticulture. More information about the program is available at the Extension Master Gardener website.

The Master Gardener Program in St. Louis County is open to all adult St. Louis County residents. Positions in the program are available on a limited basis. We maintain a list of residents that are interested in becoming a Master Gardener. When we open up the application process we will notify all those on the list. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact the Extension office at 218-733-2870.

Upon acceptance into the program, you must then complete the HORT 1003 Master Gardener Core Course/Horticulture for the Home Garden course through the University of Minnesota. The course is available online in late winter/early spring.

The Master Gardener application for St. Louis County is available here.

Background check instructions.

Master Gardener position description.

 

Minnesota Gardening Calendar 2017

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The new Minnesota Gardening calendar is now available for purchase at the Extension offices in Duluth and Virginia. The calendar features beautiful color photography, expert gardening advice for Minnesota gardeners, a planting guide, and more. It makes a perfect gift for new and experienced gardeners.

 

Horticulture Programs

Our horticulture offerings include spring workshops on gardening and landscape materials, commercial workshops on greenhouse production, small fruit production, vegetable production and nursery production, applied research on vegetable and small fruit varieties, and family education projects on home gardening as a means of improving diets.

Tune in to KDAL 610 radio on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 am to hear Bob Olen of Extension talk about what you need to know to make your garden successful. Listeners are encouraged to call in with their questions.

To see a list of available gardening publications, please go to our Books and Publications page.

 

Gardening and Horticulture Mailing List

If so, please fill out and submit the form below. You will be notified of upcoming St. Louis County Extension gardening and horticulture programs and events. Please note that your information is kept within Extension and will not be shared with any other agency or business.


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The University of Minnesota Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to work educating people in their communities about horticulture.  More information about the program is available at the Master Gardener website.

The Master Gardener Program in St. Louis County is open to all adult St. Louis County residents. Positions in the program are available on a limited basis. We maintain a list of residents that are interested in becoming a Master Gardener. When we open up the application process we will notify all those on the list. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact the Extension office at 218-733-2870. We will add your contact information to our list. Upon acceptance into the program, you must then take the HORT 1003 Master Gardener Core Course/Horticulture for the Home Garden course through the University of Minnesota. The course is available online and it is periodically offered as a classroom course in counties throughout Minnesota.
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